I am sharing my most recent flannel story board creations. There are several places I go to for inspiration and I especially love the Flannel Friday group which has a fantastic Pinterest page. I’m excited to participate for the first time with Flannel Friday! I also can’t take all the credit for the designs, templates are a life-saver!
I can definitely tell my first pieces from my more recent items and I was a bit intimidated after seeing so many awesome craft projects. I didn’t think I could create them as nicely as the examples… Yet, now I am hooked on making flannels! It takes some practice to cut the pieces just right and to use the Sharpie markers to add life to the object. I love the interaction they bring to my storytimes, and they allow the children to become involved in the activity. The flannels are especially good for those young ‘helpers’ in the class as it gives them a task. I’ve also been using flannels because there are so many early literacy concepts to be introduced through such a simple technique. In just these few projects included in this post, I was able to do colors, numbers and counting, sounds and actions, and concept recognition.
Flannel Rhyme: Cat in a Hat
Adapted from “Tell Me a Story” online.
(Make five tiny hats, and add them, one at a time)
One little cat in a sunny day
Put on his hat and went out to play.
Two little cats when it started getting dark
Put on their hats and went to the park.
Three little cats when the sky was blue
Put on their hats and went to the zoo.
Four little cats by the kitchen door
Put on their hats and went to the store.
Five little cats on a sunny day
Put on their hats and they all ran away. (take down all of the hats)